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Coffee Talk - General Chit Chat    Off-Topic Chat

Started 2/2/20 by Misha (MISHAMISHA); 56522 views.
Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)


LYNNE!!  I found it using Google image search!!

Product description from    It talks about an instructional booklet, which apparently you didn't get.  However, it you look at ALL the photos at that link, you'll see a bunch that show how it is used!   Wow .. you can make some pretty nifty edge trims with this tool!

This is an original Singercraft Rug Guide and will work on any sewing machine, including the Singer Featherweight 221 and 222 as well as the Singer 301, 401, 500, etc.

Often given as a souvenir or token at various events that the Singer Sewing Machine was featured, so the styles will vary depending on year and location the Singercraft was provided.  The majority of the vintage Singercraft Rug Guides could be used with or without the blade in place with the earliest version not having a blade at all.

Used frequently for making small throw rugs using yarn, but later Singer produced a booklet giving other practical ideas and tips using it with bias, ribbon, or piping to create trims for curtains, garments, etc. 

Choose from a variety of styles, some more scarce than others, with or without a box. Instruction sheet is included.  Singercraft will be clean and rust free.

Due to their scarcity, the extensions are an option to be purchased separately.  

AND THEN .... a 5 minute YouTube tutorial on how to use it!

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)


Addendum: because I'm procrastinating and I like researching stuff, I found a site that has scanned images of the booklet!   

You can see and download those scanned pages at

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)


Holy moley!    **Just that Guide alone* is selling for over $50 on Etsy.


From: latterberry


Well, my goodness!  I have a $50 tool I will never use!  Pretty neat how it works--I did watch part of the video.  Not sure I have the patience to work with it, but it may look nice next to my vintage shoe hooks I have displayed in my sewing room.  Thanks so much for researching for me.!

How exciting, Lynne! :) Congrats!


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From: sueinIL


Lynne, I didn't know your DH rehabbed old tractors!  There is a man here in town who also does this work.  Don Corrie has been bringing old IH tractors back to life for many years.  When he and his wife had an antique mall, his tractors were always on display there. I believe he also mentored a high school FFA group in rebuilding one  too.  I wonder if your DH knows Don. Maybe there is a way that people doing this work keep in touch, or learn from each others' projects.I

Sue in IL


From: bornblesse2


While on Houston we went 3 hours over into Louisiana and met about 25 of his cousins and family members!  And, Glen - one of the spouseS- earns extra money by rebuilding and fixing lawn mowers!  I guess family members now look for then around where they are for him!

i like hearing that people will fix, repurpose, and do these things!  His eyes lite up at being able to do this tinkering....( I guess he had serious back issues, so being able to do this keeps him happy).  I can’t imagine not being able to do my quilting....


From: MarciainMD


bornblesse2 said:

I can’t imagine not being able to do my quilting....

I completely agree!


From: latterberry


He doesn't rehab old tractors, just works on the farmer's older machines.  And they are John Deere!


From: judyinohio


Marcia and Ellen, I thought I could never have a life without quilting, too, but life can hold surprises for everyone. That's why I have been showing forum members how much fun a person can have creating with polymer clay.

Fiddling around with clay obviously is not the same thing as quilting but it is a reasonably good substitute because there is satisfaction in creating with color, being traditional or weird and original, making useful things or silly things and there is one hidden surprise ... a lot of clay things can be made very quickly.  Oh, and it is much less expensive than buying yards of fabric and a pricey computerized sewing machine.  wink

I was always wretched trying to draw or paint but for some reason I've had no fear with clay. Then again, I am not trying to sculpt doll babies or teapots or small dragons. Those items are created in awesome detail by people with fine arts backgrounds.

Sometimes I create what I call flowers by Disney on Drugs. stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye  Since they don't look like real blossoms they cannot possibly be wrong.